14 May 2015

VimpelCom wins ‘Best Consumer Service Innovation Award’

Amsterdam (May 14, 2015), VimpelCom Ltd. (“VimpelCom”, “Company” or “Group”) (NASDAQ:VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services operating in 14 countries and headquartered in Amsterdam, announces that it’s been awarded ‘Best Consumer Innovation Service’ for its Digital HUB. The Digital HUB was developed in collaboration with Opera Software and AT-Consulting and was heralded as a leading mobile innovation by Global Telecoms Business (GTB) at an award ceremony in London last night.

VimpelCom’s Digital HUB offers internet partners a cost-effective and agile way to connect cloud-based smartphone apps and mobile internet services with VimpelCom’s mobile networks worldwide, bringing an enhanced mobile internet experience to its customers, up to 218 million customers.

Romeo Ganescu, VimpelCom’s Director Product Development, says: “As a leading global mobile provider VimpelCom is very pleased to be awarded Best Consumer Innovation Service. The Hub gives customers more convenience and control in the way they experience and interact with their mobile services and apps.”

Every two seconds Digital HUB enables its customers in Italy and Russia to purchase smartphone apps with their mobile account. In Pakistan, for example it can provide customers with a 1 day mobile internet pass when they click to view a partner’s advertisement.

For partners, VimpelCom’s Digital HUB brings completely new models for distribution, marketing, revenue sharing or mobile-advertising sponsored internet. It allows internet partners to better combine assets to grow their businesses. In addition, no mobile network upgrades or fundamental changes in the APIs used are needed which means faster time to market for new services.

About VimpelCom

VimpelCom is a leading global provider of telecommunications services and is headquartered in Amsterdam. The Company provides voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies. The Group operates in Italy and emerging markets, which include companies operating in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The operations of these companies cover a territory with a total population of approximately 740 million people as of March 31, 2015. VimpelCom provides services under the “Beeline,” “Kyivstar,” “banglalink,” “Mobilink,” “Djezzy,” “WIND” and “Infostrada” brands. As of March 31, 2015, VimpelCom had 218 million mobile customers. VimpelCom’s ADSs are listed on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market under the symbol "VIP." For more information visit: www.vimpelcom.com

Contact information

Investor Relations
VimpelCom Ltd.
Gerbrand Nijman/Remco Vergeer
Tel: +31 20 79 77 200 (Amsterdam)

Media and Public Relations
VimpelCom Ltd.
Rozzyn Boy/Artem Minaev
Tel: +31 20 79 77 200 (Amsterdam)

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